Community Chest Fund continues to help patients despite increased costs

The costs of the Malta Community Chest Fund have risen to € 17 million a year however the President of Malta George Vella said that he would continue to work to ensure that Maltese and Gozitan patients who need specialist care, could always look to the Malta Community Chest Fund as a shoulder for them.

Dr Vella said this during this morning’s inauguration of renovation works that took place in the Kitchen Garden, which is of benefit to so many families and the elderly, and which now has a more comfortable environment in the hope that it will continue to generate funds in the Malta Community Chest Fund.

Three months away from Istrina, President George Vella said that he will continue to strive for many patients who need the help of the Malta Community Chest Fund.

He said that the costs, compared to last year, today rose to € 1.4 million per month, ie around € 17 million per year, mainly due to chemotherapy for Maltese and Gozitan patients, sometimes running into € 160,000 a year and even more.

“I certainly won’t leave you in a state where we can’t help you … funds have to come … we’ll find a way … efforts will be made to facilitate income … because the the amounts are huge. ”

Dr Vella said that because the Malta Community Chest Fund was with its back against the wall, due to the pandemic, when medicines were needed the Government always intervened to compensate for the costs.

Dr Vella said that thanks to the staff of the President’s Office with this renovation, especially that of the Kitchen Garden restaurant, the experience of families with children and so many seniors will be more comfortable, accessible and more fun.

He reminded that all proceeds from the Kitchen Garden go to the Malta Community Chest Fund.

Dr Vella said that thanks to the staff of the President’s Office this renovation, especially in the Kitchen Garden restaurant, the experience of families with children and so many seniors will be more comfortable, accessible and more fun.

He reminded that all proceeds from the Kitchen Garden go to the Malta Community Chest Fund.

Dr Vella explained how, due to the pandemic, large activities such as the Fun Run and Rockestra, which were generating substantial revenue for the MCCF, had decreased, while the large donors that the Foundation would have had each year fell behind due to the circumstances.

“Don’t forget the Community Chest Fund. Our country is small but has a big heart and show solidarity with those who suffer”.

Dr Vella said that together with his wife, Miriam Vella, and with the solidarity of the Maltese and Gozitan people, he is determined to raise the funds needed to meet the demands that this Foundation receives from so many individuals and families who are going through circumstances of illness and social problems.